I Need A Little Help

So i have a decision on my hands, i need to choose a CPU for a computer im going to help my friend build. I have 2 choices on my hands (unless you guys have any suggestions, i am open to anything) the E8400 or the Q6600 this computer is going to be used mostly for gaming and recording music and possibly some CAD in the future. I would probably be buying from Newegg (Canadian) since i read good reviews on the motherboard in the bundels. So what do you guys think?

E8400 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.232670
Q6600 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.232674

get the q6600 and overclock it :D

Q6600, i have mine a 3.0Ghz and that good enough for most things, and its kind of future proof if you know what i mean!

Not really. Nothing is future proof.

(Youre right that a quad is better than dual core in encoding, office software etc etc.. But not the q66.. Its like.. a.. 65nm half quad.. the first quad out.. Ofcourse it's doomed to suck.

for instance;

People say that "ooooooooh all new games like crysis and stuff uses 4 cores.."
Check this out:

See those dual cores there? vs the strongest i7 cpu? uhu?

source: www.hardware.no

IF YOURE GOING QUAD, STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM THE Q6600! Atleast got for a 45nm quad. like Q9450... or better.

wow after seeing those charts... i think i would go either with the E8400 or a Q9550 im also changing the motherboard i think i want to go with an EVGA 750i it seems like a much better contender for this computer that the other motherboard

750i - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188033

Im pretty sure KOkun would say; STAY AWAY FROM 750i! .
Go 780i stable and good.

alright ill look into the 780i, whats wrong with the 750i?

Hmmm got alot of bugs, like video corruption etc

i see well i did some research and the 780i does seem like a better choice, thanks for your help.

the benefit of quad cores in gaming really hasnt shown much, despite people saying its coming for years. a higher clocked dual core is still probably a better value in 90% of games out there.. unless you plan on playing gta4 as its, unlike most games, is very much cpu dependent and (not so much gpu dependent) and needs the extra cores.

lol at the charts its not even a 1 frame difference HELL its not even ha;f a frame, and you guys want to stay away from Quads?

Have fun with your shitty dual cores, in the next few months.